drillen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with draaien ‎(to turn), trillen ‎(to vibrate), Old High German drāen ‎(to turn), English thrill, trill.

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Verb[edit]

drillen ‎(past singular drilde, past participle gedrild)

  1. (literally) to make vibrate, as with a pneutamatic drill; to operate such a drill
  2. (figuratively) to drill, instruct by arduous exercise, notably in military context or style
  3. hence, to domineer

Conjugation[edit]

Inflection of drillen (weak)
infinitive drillen
past singular drilde
past participle gedrild
infinitive drillen
gerund drillen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular dril drilde
2nd person sing. (jij) drilt drilde
2nd person sing. (u) drilt drilde
2nd person sing. (gij) drilt drilde
3rd person singular drilt drilde
plural drillen drilden
subjunctive sing.1 drille drilde
subjunctive plur.1 drillen drilden
imperative sing. dril
imperative plur.1 drilt
participles drillend gedrild
1) Archaic.

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Noun[edit]

drillen

  1. Plural form of dril

References[edit]

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Seemingly from Middle Low German and/or Middle Dutch drillen. The verb may have existed in Middle High German, but only a strong past participle gedrollen ‎(round) is attested. The Upper German dialects have a verb trillen, which is probably a variant of drillen (compare Dutch drillen and trillen; English thrill and trill).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʁɪlən/, [ˈdʁɪlən], [ˈdʁɪl̩n]

Verb[edit]

drillen ‎(third-person singular simple present drillt, past tense drillte, past participle gedrillt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to twist (a rope)
  2. (military) to drill
  3. (technical, not general) to bore

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